Police in Washington DC are investigating whether NBC’s David Gregory violated the city’s gun law when he held up a high-capacity magazine for ammunition during Sunday’s episode of Meet the Press.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier confirmed to Breitbart that her department is “investigating the incident to determine if the magazine was in fact real.”

In D.C., it is illegal to possess “any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm.” NBC’s Meet the Press is usually taped in DC.

NBCs David Gregory Investigated by Police for Possible DC Gun Law Violation

NBC’s David Gregory held up a magazine for ammunition on Sunday’s “Meet the Press.” (Image source: NBC)

 

Gregory pulled out the magazine while interviewing National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre about gun legislation following the Dec. 14 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

 A petition to “press charges against David Gregory for possession of a 30-round, high capacity assault rifle magazine in Washington D.C.” was submitted to the White House and currently has more than 6,000 signatures. If 25,000 signatures are received by Jan. 22, 2013, then the White House will be required to respond.

NBCs David Gregory Investigated by Police for Possible DC Gun Law Violation